Working with the “Mary Poppins” kids

Shane Ann Rehearsals

The children I work with on the Broadway production of “Mary Poppins” are pretty incredible.  They range in ages from eight years old to twelve years old and when other children their age are out playing soccer or going to ballet classes or playing baseball, they are at dance rehearsals or blocking rehearsals or put-in rehearsals or dialect/diction rehearsals.  For …

First Rehearsal of “Newsies”

Shane Ann Rehearsals

I don’t think it gets any more exciting than this!  First day of rehearsals for the Broadway bound production of “Newsies”.  The creative team is the same as it was for the Paper Mill Playhouse last summer with the talented Jeff Calhoun directing again.  Most of the actors are the same including Jeremy Jordan starring as Jack Kelly.  The excitement …